Chris Pratt Talks Working with Jennifer Lawrence and Dealing with the Death of His Father

After years of struggling as an actor, Chris Pratt is officially a member of the A-List, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to becoming star struck.

Pratt admitted that he was in awe of co-star Jennifer Lawrence while watching her work on their upcoming film Passengers“She is truly one of the greatest actresses I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She acts like Adele sings. You just sit back and you think, damn, some people,” he told British GQ in a recent interview. “She’s a terrible singer! But she’s a wonderful actress. She could just do it. She could just turn it on and it strikes emotion in you, like some people can just open their mouths and sing.”

Pratt also opened up about dealing with the loss of his father. Despite his father passing away in 2014, Pratt admitted he effectively coped with the loss until he began working on Guardians of the Galaxy. “The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment,” he revealed.

“There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed,” he continued. “It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with… When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had.”